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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 day ago

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    Cause I'm bi and no one understand

    why cause I'm a handsom man well I was raped as a kid by some kids and instead of hurting me it made me love it
    dickfeind69 dickfeind69 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I'm so sick of feeling this way,

    in sick of feeling like I don't matter. I go to work, everyone hate me there, I work hard and it never ever gets appreciated. Then I come home to a boyfriend that I feel like doesn't always appreciate me. It's like on and off with him, and I'm so sick of it. Anywhere I go I can...
    haileyx3 haileyx3 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    "I doubt, therefore I think,

    therefore I am." ~ Rene Descartes
    ExploreroftheUnknown ExploreroftheUnknown 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Feeling pretty down right now,

    nothing seeming to cheer me up...send some love my way please!
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 21 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 18-21, M 10 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    I am me. Or depressed.

    Or alone. Or whatever society wants to call me. But the truth is I am all those things. So by just saying I am me, I say thousands of words in two letters without having to show my pain
    chasingmylife chasingmylife 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 9 Responses Mar 18, 2015

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    I want to pretend the pain doesn't exist.

    I want to forget everything that has ever hurt me. All the things you've said, and all the things I know you haven't said. All the painful truths and even the more painful lies. I want the thoughts to stop. I don't want to see these scenarios that I've made up in my head, for...
    Morgenlicht Morgenlicht 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    the scars try to heal,

    but are always bitten open by the blade
    chasingmylife chasingmylife 16-17, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Another one of those nights.

    ..😔 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
    OneAndOnlyNia OneAndOnlyNia 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I feel so empty and I feel like ****

    for being such an egotistical ***. I find it quite ironic how I want to help people one day but yet have no desire to speak to anyone at all in fact I'm easily irritated. I don't know if anyone else feels the same. I feel bad and simultaneously could care less...
    aquamoongoddess aquamoongoddess 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    What type of music (bands/artists) do you guys

    listen to when you're feeling depressed?
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been going through a lot lately,

    dealing with my own thoughts, what I've been through and what I'm going through...I don't like myself...I hate what I've done/have not done. I scare myself a lot...I'm trying to like the leftover parts by being validated but I don't even know if that's helping...everyday I bury...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    What songs do you listen to

    when you are depressed? I listen to welcome to my life and wake me up when September ends :)
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I'm unsure, I was basically stood up today,

    traveled 45 minutes only to have her say she's not home. And being stood up doesn't matter but it's this numbing idea that maybe I'm just going to be alone forever. I'm way too critical of myself and in a sense hate myself. I can't be mad at her as we met online but I'm so...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I fight this empty feeling every day.

    I've never truly been happy before with my life or anything in it. I feel so lost, like I'm drifting. I always have a series of plans though and I'm extremely smart so maybe I'll create a life that I can be happy living. But I have this feeling that even when I get there I won't...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 22-25, F 72 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    Just got home from the hospital

    for the second time in a month if anyone even cares.
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I self harm As soon

    as my parents left the house that was the first thing that I did… I desperately need the numb feeling that it brings because without it my mind wanders to things like death, mine to be precise… I almost overdosed again A few days ago, my depression is coming back extremely...
    love11915 love11915 18-21, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I live in a state that I hate.

    I moved here and brought my father in hopes of reuniting my family. It's all went wrong. I'm stuck. And the woman I met online and thought I loved has been a disappointment. I feel so ******. I am not suicidal but I don't know where to go. I've basically given up. HELP!!! I...
    protagnot protagnot 46-50, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Never felt so alone then right

    now at this moment lol **** my life it's such a waist of space anyways
    SCARLETxGREY SCARLETxGREY 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Sometimes I wonder if I

    even have feelings..
    iidontknowtbh iidontknowtbh 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's been so long since I could look at myself,

    and tell myself that I was sincerely happy. It's been so long since I actually felt alright, since I felt wanted, since I felt, desire to live. I attempted suicide on may 23rd 2014, and I think about it everyday. I can't decide if it scared me so much that I'll never try...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    TheBetterMe TheBetterMe 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Isn't it interesting how,

    eventually, a person can fight this battle so long that they can predict every move the enemy will make? More interesting is that even knowing this, I sometimes choose the wrong weapon or stance to defend myself...it's as though I want the blow to occur...I crave the pain, the...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 13, 2015

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    deleted deleted 26-30 50 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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